Nicholas Huss's Success Story
To Pam and Brianna:
I'm writing this e-mail in regards to wanting the world to know of my story and where I came from. My goal here is to inspire others and let them know that if I can do it then so can anybody else. I was inspired by a success story written in a copy of Muscle and Fitness and want to repay the favor of what was so freely given to me in hopes that someone else can do the same in return. I'm just taking a shot in the dark with e-mail addresses in hopes that it falls in the right hands but if not can you please forward it to the right department. Thank you so much for reading and I hope you enjoy my story.
Most of my teens were spent watching gangster movies and most of my twenties were spent trying to be a gangster. I continued for 10 years to live the darker side of life and failed miserably at it. I watched friends and family come and go between the lying, the dying, and the jail sentences. I would go on to later exhaust every opportunity and burn every bridge in order for my life as a drug dealer/ addict to work to the best of my ability.
About a year and a half into this cat and mouse game (from the ages of 25-27) I came to the realization that I had to do something with myself other than sell drugs and chase people down for pennies on the dollar. So what I decided was to check myself into a half way house for drug rehabilitation. The out patient program I had opt for was full due to overcrowding, the worker at the front desk told me she will call when a spot opens. I knew I couldn't stop on my own and continued to use and abuse everything and anything under the sun til one day (two months later) I had received a phone call from the out patient facility saying "we have a spot open come now". That was all I needed to here and I felt half way reassured that everything would be alright. I was only supposed to stay 12 weeks but due to a relapse they kept me 16. I was nine weeks into the program when I had received this advertisement in the mail, it was in regards to a local community college that was advertising for a CPT WITS 6 week class.
I thought to myself health and fitness is the one thing I can tolerate in life. I had many jobs in the past and hated them all so for me to think that I can do something that I actually enjoyed was unheard of. I took a chance and said I'm going for it, my girlfriend at the time payed for the program with the birthday money she had promised me. I told the counselors that if I was not released before February 7th 2011 I was going to leave myself. Sure enough January 31st I had completed the program and was on my way to WITS training at Middlesex Community College. I had since then completed my 30 hour internship, passed the written and the practical that was required of me to obtain the certification. I went on later to obtain 4 other certifications in different fields of health and fitness and started my own business called Go For Gold Fitness in Edison, NJ
To think just a little over a year and a half ago that I wasn't even employable and for me to go from that to now having my own business is just INSANE. I HELP PEOPLE!!! I INSPIRE PEOPLE!!! I MOTIVATE PEOPLE!!! PEOPLE LOOK TO ME TO BE A ROLE MODEL FOR THEM. Now this is coming from a recovering addict/ alcoholic who thought going to jail would be the best thing for his own self at one giving point in time. SO HOW THE HELL AM I A ROLE MODEL FOR ANYBODY TO LOOK AT??? A man once told me if you have health you have faith, if you have faith you have everything. I hold the strength for the people that can not stand on their own and I do it thru nutrition, physiology, and exercise. Having the ability to make that mental and spiritual connection with someone is the greatest gift you can give somebody in life. I do this because I'm passionate about helping others. I do this because it's what I was put here on this earth to do. I would like to think of myself as someone who serves as a median for god. Nothing in this life is coincidentally but rather everything happens for a reason. Some things we just can not explain as humans and sometimes it's not always best to question it but rather we should take our blessings as they come and cherish every moment as if it were our last.
I will be going back to school come September 2012 to pursue my BA in dietetics. It has been a long hard road and I know there is more to come but ultimately I'm in the best shape of my life spiritually, mentally, and physically. I'm so very proud to be where I'm at because I put my blood, sweat, and tears into everything that I have today. I SET GOALS AND I ACHIEVE THEM!!! Last year after hearing about a buddy of mine competing in an NPC event, I decided to train for one myself and this year (June 9th 2012) at the NPC Garden State National Pre Qualifier I did that. I placed 11th at the show and I couldn't have been in any better shape being that I have only been training for 18 months time. Most people take 3-7 years to get up on stage to show themselves off to the world. Well not me I did it in half that time and I sacrificed everything for it. A 12 weeks hard core keto diet followed by 3 hrs a day everyday in the gym for the last 4 months got me to belong on stage that day with some of the best looking men in the state of New Jersey. Today I use my own success story coming from rags to riches to inspire others in hopes that they can do the same. The proof is defiantly in the pudding and this is my pudding!!!!
If you think my story can help inspire others I would be honored if you could put a column or an ad in your magazine for the whole world to read. I have submitted several before and after photos to show you my progression. If you have any questions or concerns you can contact me (Nicholas Huss) at 718-559-9308 or txt 210-429-9863 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you for taking the time out to read my story and I hope that one day this will be of use for you and your magazine.